Four questions for nuclear ban treaty negotiators

Delegations to the ban treaty negotiations in 2017 need to take a position on the following issues

By Kjølv Egeland

There has been much debate about the wisdom of negotiating a ban on nuclear weapons without the nuclear-armed states involved in the process. (See herehere, and here for a selection.) There has also been some work on what such a ban treaty might include with respect to substantive prohibitions (use, possession, transfer, financing etc.). Less has been written about the complex technical matters negotiators must confront. Here are four of them.  Continue reading “Four questions for nuclear ban treaty negotiators”